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30 Miles from Nowhere (2018)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 5 March 2019 (USA)
When five college pals return to rural Wisconsin for their estranged friend's funeral, what begins as an uneasy reunion becomes a terrifying fight for survival.

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Caitlin Koller

Writer:

Seana Kofoed
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Marielle Scott ... Amber
Carrie Preston ... Sylvia
Rob Benedict ... Larry
Rusty Schwimmer ... Officer Marsh
Cathy Shim ... Bess
Seana Kofoed ... Elaine
Andrew Rothenberg ... Max
Birgundi Baker Birgundi Baker ... Delilah
William Smillie ... Paul
Robert Breuler ... Father Galvin
Reggie Baker Reggie Baker ... Officer Riley
Postell Pringle Postell Pringle ... Jack
Roslyn Alexander Roslyn Alexander ... Norma
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When five college pals return to rural Wisconsin for their estranged friend's funeral, what begins as an uneasy reunion becomes a terrifying fight for survival.

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Terrible people being annoying for 85 minutes
2 September 2020 | by punisherversion1See all my reviews

30 Miles from Nowhere Directed by Caitlin Koller. Written by Seana Kofoed

30 Miles From Nowhere is about a group of old college friends who get together for one of their friend's funeral. They gather at his home with his wife who seems just a bit off. There is a ton of strife lingering from their past and it along with the inclement weather is threatening to explode. Things are not quite what they seem.

That's the basic gist of the film without going into depth too much. This is a movie that thrives on relationships. It plays on slights and how things used to be. Any progress made in the ensuing years is swept away as they regress to their college selves. Those people are the absolute worst.

Once I made it to the end of the film, I figured out that was the point. The point was to expose these toxic monsters for what they were. That doesn't make spending time with them any fun. That's the entire point of the film. There is nothing else but spending time with these psychotic garbage people. I just wanted the worst things to happen to them. I wanted Jason to hop over from another movie and just lay waste to these folks in the most gruesome fashion possible.

I suppose there might be some humor to see these assholes tear at each other exposing old wounds. That only goes so far though. Each one of them with the girlfriend stealing playboy being the worst of the bunch drag nails on a chalkboard in my brain. The filmmaking is fine. A lot of the time it really becomes a case of solid filmmaking backing a terrible idea for a movie. There doesn't necessarily need to be a likable character for there to be a gateway into the story. There just can't be an endless parade of jerk offs. I need some empathetic or even just charismatic lead. We get none of that.

If that sounds up your alley, then go for it. It is available on both Shudder and Tubi with commercials. I was annoyed by the people and there were no real laughs or scares coming from my end. It's just not a good flick. I give this movie a D.


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5 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Ingleside, Illinois, USA See more »

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